NASA held a public naming contest in 2015, just before New Horizons’ sweep past Pluto and Charon. The spacecraft mission team has used many of the Charon feature names since. Now the IAU gives the names the nod.
Launch window for Mars InSight opens May 5, 2018. It’ll be the 1st interplanetary mission to go up from the U.S. West Coast. NASA said: “InSight’s pre-dawn launch may be visible for more than 10 million Californians … “